Hi! I'm Heike Bates...Welcome to my webpage.
You must be here because you are considering buying or selling a home. While it's true that buying or selling in today's real estate market can be a complex and time-consuming (but also exciting) endeavor, I am here to help you navigate through it all.
If you're a SELLER you may ask:
- What improvements should I make to get my home ready to sell?
- What price should I place on my home?
If you're a BUYER you may ask:
- How can I make sure I don't overpay?
- Will what I buy be good for resale when I'm ready to sell?
The answer to these important questions and many more can be found with my help.
How you as a SELLER will benefit when you work with me:
- I will work to get you the highest price for your property in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of inconvenience.
- We will stage your home so it will have maximum appeal.
- My top priority will be creating a personalized and extremely effective marketing plan just for you and your home.
- We will use professional, enhanced "High Definition" photographs to showcase your home.
- I do not practice "Dual Agency". That means I will never represent a buyer negotiating against you.
- I will guide and counsel you with the utmost care and understanding. I will be with you every step of the way...from start to the closing table.
How you as a BUYER will benefit when you work with me:
- You and I will discuss just exactly what kind of home you want, when you want it and, in detail, how we are going to get you there.
- You will receive a customized home search of your target market as well as daily updates of any new listings that come on the market meeting your criteria.
- I will help you find the best financing for your purchase.
- I will guide you throough inspection issues as these can be very tricky.
- I do not practice "Dual Agency". That means I will never represent a seller negotiating against you.
- When we find the right home, I will guide you through every step of the process and be with you from start to final celebration!
Here are a few more things that may help you decide if I'm the best person to help you.
- I specialize in helping people buy and sell real estate all throughout Lake, McHenry and Northern Cook County, Illinois.
- My husband and our German Shepherd, Rockie call Lake County our home.
- I know the area like the back of my hand.
- I worked for over 25 years in consumer banking and finance before entering the real estate business.
- It's all about you...You can always count on me to be in your corner!
- You talk...I listen!
Please give me a call, text or email and let's set a time to get together to see how I can help you. NO pressure...NO obligation...NO cost!
I look forward to meeting you!
Heike Bates (Pronounced Hi-ka)